GLSA 200505-03: Ethereal: Numerous vulnerabilities
Posted on: 05/06/2005 02:50 PM

An Ethereal security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200505-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Ethereal: Numerous vulnerabilities
Date: May 06, 2005
Bugs: #90539
ID: 200505-03

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Synopsis
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Ethereal is vulnerable to numerous vulnerabilities potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code or abnormal termination.

Background
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Ethereal is a feature rich network protocol analyzer.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/ethereal lt; 0.10.11 gt;= 0.10.11

Description
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There are numerous vulnerabilities in versions of Ethereal prior to 0.10.11, including:

* The ANSI A and DHCP dissectors are vulnerable to format string vulnerabilities.

* The DISTCC, FCELS, SIP, ISIS, CMIP, CMP, CMS, CRMF, ESS, OCSP, PKIX1Explitit, PKIX Qualified, X.509, Q.931, MEGACO, NCP, ISUP, TCAP and Presentation dissectors are vulnerable to buffer overflows.

* The KINK, WSP, SMB Mailslot, H.245, MGCP, Q.931, RPC, GSM and SMB NETLOGON dissectors are vulnerable to pointer handling errors.

* The LMP, KINK, MGCP, RSVP, SRVLOC, EIGRP, MEGACO, DLSw, NCP and L2TP dissectors are vulnerable to looping problems.

* The Telnet and DHCP dissectors could abort.

* The TZSP, Bittorrent, SMB, MGCP and ISUP dissectors could cause a segmentation fault.

* The WSP, 802.3 Slow protocols, BER, SMB Mailslot, SMB, NDPS, IAX2, RADIUS, SMB PIPE, MRDISC and TCAP dissectors could throw assertions.

* The DICOM, NDPS and ICEP dissectors are vulnerable to memory handling errors.

* The GSM MAP, AIM, Fibre Channel,SRVLOC, NDPS, LDAP and NTLMSSP dissectors could terminate abnormallly.

Impact
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An attacker might be able to use these vulnerabilities to crash Ethereal and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Ethereal, which could be the root user.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Ethereal users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-analyzer/ethereal-0.10.11"

References
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[ 1 ] Ethereal enpa-sa-00019
http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00019.html
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-1456
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1456
[ 3 ] CAN-2005-1457
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1457
[ 4 ] CAN-2005-1458
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1458
[ 5 ] CAN-2005-1459
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1459
[ 6 ] CAN-2005-1460
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1460
[ 7 ] CAN-2005-1461
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1461
[ 8 ] CAN-2005-1462
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1462
[ 9 ] CAN-2005-1463
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1463
[ 10 ] CAN-2005-1464
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1464
[ 11 ] CAN-2005-1465
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1465
[ 12 ] CAN-2005-1466
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1466
[ 13 ] CAN-2005-1467
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1467
[ 14 ] CAN-2005-1468
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1468
[ 15 ] CAN-2005-1469
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1469
[ 16 ] CAN-2005-1470
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1470

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200505-03.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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